A 26-year-old Tennessee driver was arrested on a recent Tuesday morning after he allegedly struck a pedestrian. This was one of those rare car accidents in which the driver was not even aware of the fact that he hit something. He allegedly left the accident scene, and police located and arrested him later.
A report by Nashville Metro Police indicates that they came across a severely injured man who was lying on the roadway. They determined that he had landed on a car after being struck by it, and he was then carried approximately 500 yards down the road before he dropped off the vehicle. His condition was extremely critical, and he was rushed to a hospital.
Officers later noticed a suspicious vehicle that had fresh blood evidence and showed damage that would be expected after striking something like a human being. Reportedly, the driver claimed he was unaware of the fact that he struck anybody, and he had not noticed the victim on his car. The driver appeared to be intoxicated, and he is now facing several charges, including DUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
Victims of car accidents in Tennessee might have grounds to file personal injury lawsuits in a civil court. However, this applies only if the negligence of another party caused their injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist with establishing negligence and then present the claim in the court along with documented claims for damages sustained. If the court can determine liability, it might enter a monetary judgment to cover economic losses such as medical expenses and lost wages along with noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.